Math Anxiety

As an Algebra 1 teacher at my high school I see a wide variety of anxieties regarding my content area. This anxiety has a detrimental effect on student performance, particularly as students need to use their working memory for increasingly complex math situations (Foley et al. 2017). I really wanted to know where this math … Continue reading Math Anxiety

An Ill-structured problem: helping students with anxiety

Ill-structured problems are problems whose variables change, and whose solutions vary greatly. A high school classroom is full of ill-structured problems. As teachers we are constantly trying to find out what works best in our classrooms, to help students be as successful as possible. Recently, I took a deeper look at helping students with anxiety. Although … Continue reading An Ill-structured problem: helping students with anxiety